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we spoke to grover norquist of americans for tax reform on this morning's washington journal. here's a portion of the conversation. >> host: welcome back to the "washington journal" and over -- grover norquist joins us. i want to get your thoughts on the news of the growth and opportunity project report out from the republican national committee, the chairman of the republican national committee is having a press conference that started a few minutes ago at the national press club, talking about changes that the party needs to make in terms of outreach, changes to how to dominate a presidential nominee. just on what you've heard so far? >> guest: first of all is important to do a postmortem on an unsuccessful campaign. republicans at every recent to believe that -- would capture the senate and when the white house as well and it didn't happen. now at the same time republicans had 30 governors and democrats have 20 and at the state level more republican state legislators than democrats. there are 25 states where republicans have united control in both houses and only 12 states, less
as quickly as possible. now, we had the discussion earlier about taxes and we thought that we had worked the tax problem for and everybody preserved people's taxes for 99% of the people and we thought that there were going to be some spending cuts coming. somebody sent me this little chart that i have to share. this says "republican" on it. "okay, i'll raise taxes if you promise to cut spending." well, lucy, it's a "deal." but we've been watching this cartoon for years and years and we know what happens. when we go to pick up the spending cuts, the football suddenly gets lifted out of the way and we wind up on our back. the american public winds up on its back. that's not the kind of spending cuts we're looking for. we're looking for some real spending cuts. not just a decrease in the growth but some real spending cuts. and there's -- there's a way to do those. wyoming has been faced with probably an 8% in reduction in its income. how did it handle it? the governor, seeing that coming, got ahold of every department and program and said, i need a plan from you for how you would cut 2%, ho
to have a progrowth tax structure not one is designed to take from some and give to others. and last but not least we believe in solving our debt problem not out of ideological reasons but is hurting job creation. jobs are not being created in america. they are jobs that are not being created in this country because we have a 16.5 chilean dollar debt and its only scheduled to get bigger. that problem has to be solved and the only real approach to solving it is a combinaticombinati on of fiscal discipline and rapid economic growth. there is no tax increase in the world that will solve our long-term debt rovlin. [applause] the second thing our government can help us do is help ourselves by requiring the skills of a 20% and that is why i think every parent in america should have the opportunity to send their children to the school of their choice. [applause] by the way we should encourage career in education. not everyone has to go to a four-year liberal arts college. [applause] we still need carpenters. recently plumbers. why are we still graduating kid with not just a high school dipl
to explain to my constituents when their tax dollars are ensuring their edits. they're going to ask, how could we possibly do when to $6 billion loss and basically there is not only ignoring the facts, they sure did receive the behavior and it seemed that the treaters seem to have more responsibility and authority than the higher up executives. i have to go do a town hall meeting in arizona. you tell me what i'm supposed to tell my constituents whose tax dollars, some of these deposits were insured when this gambling win nine, when either way they're having extreme difficulty in getting their home loan mortgages consummated in the change. tell me, mr. bacon, what should i say? >> first of all, we should be clear this whole name is regrettable and unacceptable and we believe the proof is on us now to demonstrate how this can't happen in other places, whether the financial crisis and how we make the entire firm if it replace for you and our regulators. this failed because of multiple things that did not catch it. the two obvious ones, trading oversight on the ground in london failed comple
look forward to getting the best balance and position for tax taxpayers as well as security. >> getting a lot of areas, you'll have mentioned the criminal network. i was interested. how organized and unified is it? is a criminal network? this is reminding me of the old james bond books where there was this criminal network in the 70s, they had a boss and a set of underlings and a structure. it is that we are dealing with? are we dealing with a bunch of random bad guys? >> it is somewhere in the middle. large cartels operate in a variety of different ways. senator, this is the dark side of globalization. we live in a world where there is connection and the ability to move them the best we can. that there will be entities, individuals, midsize groups, and they cartels that take advantage of this. if you think of the global economy as being about $60 trillion, some estimates are that are about 10% of the global economy. it is invested, if you will, in narcotics, human smuggling, cybercrime being the largest of all these areas, as well as the other things we have talked about. arms and cash
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